On July 15, 2016 there was a coup attempt to overthrow the legitimately and democratically elected government of Turkey. Since than it has become clear that perpetrators were a small group of soldiers loyal to Fethullah Gulen and his FETO terrorist organization. Turkey has been and is our most dependable and long time ally in the Middle East. Gulen has been classified a terrorist by our allies in Turkey. The coup attempt in Turkey has been stopped with the courageous outpouring of our friends the Turkish people. Please help me to convince our president and our government that we as the United States should work with democratically elected authorities & governments. I would like our government to stop providing a safe haven to Fethullah Gulen and I want him delivered to turkey.
Response to Petition
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The United States has repeatedly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and expressed our strong support for Turkey's democratically elected, civilian government and democratic institutions, and our solidarity with the Turkish people. The President was among the first world leaders to condemn the failed coup and express our support for Turkish democracy in the wake of the events of July 15. U.S. leaders have publicly reaffirmed the strength and resilience of Turkish democracy, the importance of the U.S.-Turkey alliance, and our unwavering commitment to Turkey, our NATO ally.
In the wake of such a heinous and brutal attack on Turkey's democracy, President Obama has made clear that the United States is doing everything we can to support Turkey's efforts to secure its democratically-elected government, while ensuring respect for the very democratic institutions and the rule of law that resisted the violent coup attempt.
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